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Teenagers charged with trashing Goonellabah church

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Three teenagers will appear in court after being charged with trashing a church in Goonellabah on Monday.

Two 13-year-olds and a 15-year-old allegedly smashed a window to gain access to the church between 10am and 10.30am yesterday.

They set off fire extinguishers, damaged property within the church and scrawled graffiti.

Police allege the teenagers caused more than $10,000 damage to the church in Glen Court.

Police responded and locating a 13 and a 15 year old still at the scene. The second 13 year old presented later at Lismore police station.

The three have all been charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence for the damage to the property.

They will appear in court on 20 May 2016.


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2 COMMENTS

    • You really are a joke. Kids vandalise things all the time, but it takes a real right-wing troll to turn this into an issue about Islam. I have read your ridiculous statements for so long on this small community news-site and I know that I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but you are unbelievable.

      If you want to make it about religion, then the kids may have been doing the right thing. It seems to me that Christianity has done far more to hurt the people of Australia than Islam ever has, apart from offending your sensibilities. Lets face facts, apart from some very isolated incidences, what has Islam done to us, apart from being different?

      You can demonize another religion as much as you want, but take care to understand that it is in the eye of the beholder. Think of what outsiders may say about the prolific religion of Australia. At best a dated institution struggling to provide for the modern day needs of it’s parishioners, at worst an elitist and exclusionary misogynist bunch of homosexual hating, kiddie fiddlers, with a history of human rights issues within the Indigenous community who close ranks any time a hint of criticism passes by them. Neither is right, and neither is wrong.

      You’re entirely entitled to your opinion, and to be honest sometimes it is amusing to see your dated right wing rants. It is nice that the echo publishes them for you as you slowly realise that your opinions no longer matter and that the next generation who hold the keys to the future don’t share your bigotry.

      Have a lovely day.

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